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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Figure 8
Elevation: +386/ -315 ft
Total: 37 riders

Mountain Biking Mistletoe State Park

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#153 of 398 mountain bike trails in Georgia
#3,930 in the world

This trail is not for beginners. Good handling and balance, as well as endurance, is needed to complete the almost 4 miles of rugged trail.

First added by danny1975 on Aug 17, 2008. Last updated Jul 14, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Follow this link for a description of the trail and other trails in Mistletoe State Park. http://www.gastateparks.org/content/Georgia/parks/trail_maps/Mistletoe_map.pdf
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  • FarmerDobes

    I rode mistletoe earlier this yr and I can honestly say it's the worst place I've experienced yet. There were a handful of flowy sections that allowed for speed, but without fail there were trees down at almost regular intervals. I'm not sure if that has been remedied, as I rode there a while back, but it really killed momentum. Almost all of the creek crossings require extremely careful handling to clear rocks and roots on the way in and a superhuman effort to climb out. Most of these were way too tough for me, and again killed any momentum I had. The 'ravine' section that was supposed to be fun and fast was a washed out mess that wasn't even worth trying. With some tlc and some less insane options for crossing creeks this could be a fun trail. More for hikers as it is now, not much fun for bikes unless you can jump over full grown downed trees or surmount the numerous black diamond creek crossings.

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  • MyAllegory

    The trail meanders through a beautiful neck of the woods. You will find challenging up hill climbs over roots and rocks, these hills are tough. The trail does require some technical moves but not many.

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  • C-Lo

    This trail has a great variety of conditions. I like the trail a lot but there are a few things that need to be worked on. First there are a lot of trees down that need to either be cut or make obstacles over them. Second is you need mud guards on your bike. Not for the mud but there was so much dog crap on the trail, it kept flinging in the air and getting on my legs. I actually ended up slowing down just to watch for dog crap. Other than that I really enjoyed myself. I only ran into 1 hiker while I was riding (probably because it was during the week). All in all I think the technical areas, crossing the creeks and splashing through the water make up for the down trees and dog crap. You have to purchase a $5 parking pass or purchase a annual pass (daily $3.50 for military). Trail is well marked and it is almost impossible to get lost.

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  • Jim Frank

    Don't bother. The last storm that came through destroyed the trail and there are trees down every 1/8th of a mile. Trail is totally useless and shot.

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  • sdobbins1125

    This trail has a lot of potential, but it is in such bad shape it's not worth riding. I rode here about 2 months ago, so the conditions might have changed, but judging by what I saw it didn't look like there was any intention for repairs. You couldn't ride a 1/4 mile without having to get off your bike and step over a large obstruction.

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  • Dustin Gaddis

    Great trail, one of the best in Augusta. Some steep tough climbs, lots of creek crossings (some are hub deep or more!), some rocks, and some high speed sections. Super fun.

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  • Jeff Barber

    Surprising variety here with technical sections sprinkled in. The woman at the park office said all the trails were open to bikes but some of them were definitely better suited to hiking than biking. I lost the trail a couple times out here and wandered onto sections that simply disappeared. Bring a map, especially in the fall when leaf litter obscures the trail.

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  • brianW

    Just got back from riding Mistletoe. What a fun trail, numerous creek crossings, good make you think climbs, the slot (trail goes down a tight twisty gully) some fast sections. Favorite section is a long off canter climb covered with baby heads and roots. Old School mt bike trail.

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  • Chrissa1979

    This trail is more of a hiking trail that allows bikes than a true mtb trail. It doesn't seem that any locals get out there to maintain it, there were several large trees that could have ramps built up to them to allow some fun jumps and obstacles, but instead you have to heft your bike over them. After chatting with the ranger, there are sections he just is not able to get in and clear so instead there are detours around fallen trees. There were some nice rock gardens that offered fun technical challenges. The creek crossings weren't too bad, but very hard to ride out of.

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  • Dustin Gaddis

    There are two bike trails in Mistletoe, Cliatt Creek Nature Loop and the Rock Dam Loop. The Rock Dam is the main feature, Cliatt Creek just gets you there and back. The two trails are about 10 miles total.

    A few tough climbs, nothing sustained though. Lots of creek crossings, some are big creeks and are not rideable after heavy rains.

    Besides the creek crossings, there are two techinical highlights. One is a gully. The trail drops in the gully, and follows it out. Some places in the gully the trail is only 6" wide, with near vertical walls on either side. There are lots of roots, rocks, and small drops to negotiate as you work your way thru the gully.

    The other highlight is a long, severly off camber, very, very rocky climb. It's tough, and wonderful.

    Mistletoe can be linked with Keg Creek and soon the Bartram trail as well, for up to a 63 mile ride.

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